We cannot say goodbye to January without talking about economic support and grants that Spanish SMEs count on to develop their new projects abroad. This is why we can say “New Year, New Internationalization Supports”.
The grants providen by the ICEX Next Program are the most important ones at a national level. They are valid for a period of 24 months and they give both advice and financial support.
These are the access requirements specified in the ICEX Next website:
- Your company must have:
- Your own product or service
- Differentialcompetitiveness features
- Qualified staff
- Enough financial capacity
- The export figure does not exceed 35% of total turnover.
If you meet the requirements it would be of your interest to visit the ICEX Next website, where you can access first hand to all the information. Here you have de link http://icexnext.es.
The financial newspaper “Expansión” publishes a very interesting article that sums up rightly this program.
On the other hand, in the Autonomous Communities (the Regional Governments) it is also possible the access to different economic supports and grants you can find in specialized website “Ayudas-subvenciones” (Aids-grants) in the «Subvenciones de Internacionalización” (Internationalization Grants) category.
I must specially highlight the Navarre Government aids managed by the International Plan of Navarre (PIN). In his blog you will find all the news of their 2013-2016 program. You still have until February 12 to apply for PIN grants oriented to recruit staff specialized in foreign trade tasks.
I hope you find useful this information and it will serve you to find the economic support you need to launch or consolidate your overseas growth project. I remind you that at VIPEX Consulting we can help you in your internationalization process by using our own methodology of assistance and consultancy. Good luck!!